Fourth of July

A couple of local suggestions for celebrating the Fourth of July with fellow Americans and fellow Catholics: Fortnight for Freedom rally — 7-8:30 p.m. July...

Maximilian: Play about WWII saint inspires fight for religious liberty

The Nazis arrested St. Maximilian Kobe in 1941 and sent him to Auschwitz. At one point, after a prisoner had tried to escape, the...

Msgr. Christopher J. Schreck appointed rector/president of Pontifical College Josephinum

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Official correspondence from the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, by means of a decree from Cardinal...

Colorado wildfires force Mass cancellations, evacuations near parishes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CNS) -- A massive wildfire that started around the popular hiking spot Waldo Canyon west of Colorado Springs forced the evacuation...

Pope approves Archbishop Sheen’s heroic virtues, step toward sainthood

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has approved the heroic virtues of U.S. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, the Vatican announced June 28, clearing...

Bishops urge Congress to fix health law flaws after high court decision

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's June 28 decision upholding the health reform law makes it even more urgent for Congress to act...

Arizona executes fourth death row inmate this year

The Arizona Department of Corrections executed Samuel Villegas Lopez June 27, three days before his 50th birthday, for the brutal rape and murder of...

HHS contraceptive mandate focus of panel at Catholic Media Conference

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — The fight over the federal contraceptive mandate is not about artificial birth control or a theological or moral debate about contraceptives,"...

Distress remains over ‘show me your papers’ part of immigration ruling

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In what one observer called "the judicial equivalent of white smoke," immigration advocates were largely happy with the June 25 Supreme...

Court rejects much of Arizona immigration law, upholds status checks

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, in a mixed opinion with several dissents, affirmed the section of an Arizona immigration law that requires...